[JURIST] US President Barack Obama on Friday requested the withdrawal of national smog standards [press release] proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website]. The draft Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards [materials] would have reduced the amount of smog emissions to between 0.060 and 0.070 parts per million (ppm) from the previous 0.075 ppm. The EPA estimates that these changes would help reduce the effects of climate change and improve public health, saving the US between $13…

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